Kiowa Conservation District
303-621-2070 ext. 101
Helping People Help The Land in Elbert County Colorado
A perennial with erect stems, often growing 6 to 8' tall, usually associated with moist or marshy sites. Leaves are simple, entire, and opposite or whorled. Lance-shaped leaves have smooth margins. Rose-purple flowers having 5 to 7 petals arranged in long vertical racemes.
This introduced species often escapes to aquatic sites such as streambanks or shorelines of shallow ponds.